1. Questions about Workshop 4 material 10 Min 10 Minute Break 2. Submitting of Learning Team Assignments (And Logs) 5 Min 3. Learning Team In-Class Discussion Questions 5 Min I. Estimations and Modeling o Complete the following in your team meeting and be prepared to report your results and discussions to the class: o Complete parts 1-4 from the Group Activity at the end of section 3.3 in Ch. 3 of the text. o Discuss any concept that a team member is having a difficult time understanding. o Examine the importance and applicability of this week's concepts to each team member and to society in general. o Plan and work on team assignments or projects. o Give a brief update to the class in which you present your team's solutions from this exercise. Be sure to describe how this exercise applied to the weekly concepts. o Prepare to update your instructor on your team's progress on Learning Team assignments. II. Scatterplot and Scope o Complete the following in your team meeting and be prepared to report your results and discussions to the class: o Complete parts 1-6 from the Group Activity at the end of section 8.1 in Ch. 8 of the text. o Discuss any concept that a team member is having a difficult time understanding. o Examine the importance and applicability of this week's concepts to each team member and to society in general. o Plan and work on team assignments or projects. o Give a brief update to the class in which you present your team's solutions from this exercise. Be sure to describe how this exercise applied to the weekly concepts. o Prepare to update your instructor on your team's progress on Learning Team assignments. III. Slope o Complete the following in your team meeting and be prepared to report your results and discussions to the class: o Complete parts 1-5 from the Group Activity at the end of section 3.5 in Ch. 3 of the text. o Discuss any concept that a team member is having a difficult time understanding. o Examine the importance and applicability of this week's concepts to each team member and to society in general. o Plan and work on team assignments or projects. o Give a brief update to the class in which you present your team's solutions from this exercise. Be sure to describe how this exercise applied to the weekly concepts.Other Discussion QuestionsOther Discussion Questions o Using the readings in Ch. 3 of the text, identify and explain at least one real-world application of algebraic concepts for one of the following areas: business, health and wellness, science, sports, and environmental sustainability. Do you think it is easier to relate this concept to one of these areas over any other? Explain why. o Imagine that a line on a Cartesian graph is approximately the distance y in feet that a person walks in x hours. What does the slope of this line represent? How is this graph useful? Provide another example for your colleagues to explain. o Can one line have two slopes? Explain how or why not. o What is the difference between a scatterplot and a line graph? Provide an example of each. Does one seem better than the other? In what ways is it better? o If a line has no y-intercept, what can you say about the line? What if a line has no x-intercept? Think of a real-life situation where a graph would have no x- or y-intercept. Will that always be true for that situation? o Explain the concept of modeling. How does a model describe known data and predict future data? How do models break down? Can you think of an example? o What are the differences among expressions, equations, and functions? Provide examples of each. 4. Quiz 4 60 Min 5. Topics and Objectives Week 4 5 Min

- 4.1 Use exponents in algebraic expressions
- 4.2 Apply exponential principles to scientific notation
- 4.3 Simplify polynomials
- 4.4 Use the distribution property with polynomials
- 4.5 Perform polynomial operations
- 4.6 Use exponents and polynomials in real-world applications.

- 4.1 Use exponents in algebraic expressions
- 4.2 Apply exponential principles to scientific notation
- 4.3 Simplify polynomials
- 4.4 Use the distribution property with polynomials
- 4.5 Perform polynomial operations
- 4.6 Use exponents and polynomials in real-world applications.

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Last Update April 23, 2011